Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire McCaskillDem 2020 hopefuls lead pack in opposing Trump Cabinet picks Manchin: Sanders backers should challenge me in Dem primary The DNC in the age of Trump: 5 things the new chairman needs to do MORE (D-Mo.) complained Monday she was subject to a very uncomfortable screening by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
McCaskill tweeted about the experience before boarding a flight on Monday.
"Today in my airport screening, test on my hands was positive," McCaskill wrote to her 89,100 followers. "Got private, more aggressive pat down. OMG. #veryuncomfortable."
In 2011, McCaskill referred to TSA pat-downs as "love pats" that she said made her not look forward to flying.
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"I try to avoid a pat-down at all costs," McCaskill told TSA Administrator John Pistole during a Senate hearing that year. "There are many times women put their hands on me in a way that if it was your daughter or your sister or your wife, you would be upset."
TSA has come under fire for its security procedures from other lawmakers in the past. Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulTop House conservatives won't back draft ObamaCare replacement Freedom Caucus chair says he'd vote against draft ObamaCare replacement Paul: Stop 'hysteria' on Trump and Russia MORE (R-Ky.) said he was "detained" by TSA for refusing a pat-down last year.
Additionally, former Rep. Francisco "Quico" Canseco (R-Texas) accused the agency of targeting him for additional pat-downs after a run-in at the San Antonio airport.